Well, I certainly had an interesting lunch experience today.
Bill and Leah's is a family owned and operated business here in town. They do a great business selling ice-cream, burgers, and hot dogs. You can order a 'small' single scoop of ice cream in a cone for cheap, and it's HUGE, and in actuallity about three scoops. Everybody loves their foot-long hot dogs, and I'm really fond of their burgers. I always get a 'Burger N Basket', which is a double cheeseburger that comes with fries. They also use that small, crushed up ice in their drinks like you get at concession stands at little league baseball games. Great place to go anyway you look at it. Almost.
When you walk in, you have to stand in line at the counter to order, and then stand in line at the counter to pick up your food. Their so popular, you usually have to stand in line pretty close to ten minutes before you can order, and then it's a while before you get your food. This is why I protested getting lunch from Bill and Leah's after I offered to go get us something today. Dad decided he'd call in the order while I was on my way, though, so I agreed to bring back something from Bill and Leah's.
Now, lemme point out that Bill and Leah's is practially right around the corner. If you drove backwards all the way and missed several turns, having to back-track more than a few times, it couldn't take you more than ten minutes to get there.
So, anyhoo, I took off, on my way to Bill and Leah's. I turn onto the main street (appropriately named Main St.) and whao...where'd all that traffic come from?? It looks like everybody with a car in a 10 mile radius is in front of me! And behind me...there's everbody within a 20 mile radius looking no happier than I am.
So I just lose myself in my Ted Nugent CD I just bought, rocking out, and try to just go with the flow, seeing if I can make it to the joint before they close up. I ended up tring to get there by about three different ways, each with its own little detour (appearantly there's something going on this weekend). Now remember how long it's supposed to take me to get there? Ten minutes! I could probably walk there in no more than 17 minutes.
Thirty mintues later I pull into the parking lot!! And of course they're so busy there's no where to park. So I pull around back and park in front of the dumpsters that plainly say "Do Not Park - Towing Zone" and get out to finally claim my lunch. As I walk around the corner of my car, the perfect opportunity to let out a few colorful expressions presents itself, if I were of the sort to let out colorful expressions: I realize I probably don't have any money with me. I take out my wallet and......sure enough, I have ONE, uno, 1-dollar bill with me. And nothing else with which to pay.
So, I call Dad and tell him, and he calls Bill and Leah's to see if they'll take a credit card number. Of course they won't accept that or a personal check (as if I had any checks with me, either), so Dad just told 'em to throw it away and called me back and told me to come home.
So, how was your lunch? :p